Category Archives: Television

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Required Viewing: The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail

Making it’s debut tonight after a special Meltdown edition of @Midnight on Comedy Central is the brand new comedy series The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail.  Shot at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, this new weekly series is hosted by Jonah Ray (Jonah Raydio, The Nerdist podcasts) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).

The first episode features stand-up performances from Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher, with Jonah and Kumail serving as your comedy masters of ceremony (MC Jonah and MC Kumail, may I suggest?).

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Coming Soon: Simpsons World

When FXX announced a while ago that they would be airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in chronological order this August, I got excited. Clear the DVR storage! I immediately thought. Like most people my age, I have watched The Simpsons since its 1989 debut and have had my adolescence (and sense of humor) shaped by the series.

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I Hate That Commercial! Folgers Coffee “Peter Comes Home”

It seems like the most viewed blog entries we write here at Cuter Than Pie have to do with commercials… commercials we love, hate, and the songs that are included in them. In a time of DVR’s, when executives are probably worried that most viewers are actually skipping them altogether, it’s probably good to see that people are still paying attention to a few of them, especially those that stand out, and not always in a good way.

And speaking of standing out in a bad, fairly creepy way is the new Folgers commercial.  While researching this clip, I found out that it was actually created as a 2009 remake of their classic 1980’s Christmas campaign, where Peter comes home for Christmas.  Check out the original 80’s commercial here before we move on.

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What’s That Song? Radio Shack Commercial

I was watching TV the other night, when a song featured in a new Radio Shack commercial caught my attention. When I heard it, I knew that I recognized the song, but it took me a few minutes to remember that the song was actually “Neon Beanbag,” a song by Stereolab. Radio Shack… or is it just The Shack now?… has recently been airing a series of commercials featuring music by a variey of indie artists.

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